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    Medical Coding Books
    What is the proper way to code a "needle" biopsy of the thyroid? The report does not specify whether it is FNA or core.

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    Diagnostic procedure codes
    Management begins with diagnosis. The appropriate CPT codes for diagnostic procedures of the thyroid are:
    •10021, fine-needle aspiration without imaging.
    •10022, fine-needle aspiration with image guidance. (Submit with the appropriate imaging code.)
    •60100, percutaneous core-needle biopsy.
    If you don't have whole information ask physician what kind of procedure he make.

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